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Proposal Software: Introducing Privia Most proposal software is only marginally better than a manual approach. Find out if the promise lives up to the reality.
What it's like to start-up a proposal using Privia Find out what the steps are to startup a proposal using Privia and learn why it's best if you come prepared. This article was written using a proposal software package called Privia to provide a specific example, but the lessons learned apply to nearly any proposal start-up.
What type of proposal software fits best? The answer depends more on the type of proposal than the type of technology. Here is a table cross-referencing types of proposals to types of technology.
Where do you get the best proposal software return on investment? When people look for an automated solution, they tend to take the hardest part of their job and try to automate it. The problem with this is that the "hardest" part of a job (like developing proposals) may not be were the best return-on-investment for developing a software infrastructure can be found.
Successful proposals with remote participants How do you have a successful proposal with people you've never met and may never see face-to-face? If you go into it without preparing ahead of time you are just asking for trouble. Here are some of the issues that you need to address.
How to Get Ready for an RFP Using Proposal Software Most companies are not well prepared for the RFP when it finally hits the street. This is true even when they know in advance that the RFP is coming. This is a problem that can be solved with the right information management tool.
Doing Things Manually vs. Using Proposal Software I’ve always thought that being a somewhat talented geek I could kludge together a manual method for doing just about anything that proposal software does for you. But I think that is missing the point… Find out what the real value to using proposal software is.
Business proposal software and the 80/20 rule This rule applies so well to proposal software, that you may want to think of it as the 90/10 rule.|
How to break proposal software When purchasing software it really helps to know how to break it. You might decide to buy it anyway, but at least you’ll know its limitations …
Databases vs document management systems for proposal information Companies with online resume and project summary resources tend to call them “data bases.” In most cases, they incorrectly use the term. A collection of files is not a database.
Automating Past Performance Data Base Management These days, winning Federal Government proposals often comes down to past performance. If you are struggling with managing your Past Performance data or if you need a less effort-intensive approach, you need a tool to help. Find out how properly managing your Past Performance Data Base will not only make life easier, but can also improve your win rate.
Two For The Price Of One: Use Your Proposal Software For Project Management Almost every professional service bid can increase the value-added offered to the customer by including a web-based project management portal. Finding and installing such a web-based project management solution, however, often causes professional service firms much pain. Coincidentally, many companies suffer similar pains when searching for and installing a proposal software solution. Find out how you can get both at the same time.
How To Get A Proposal Software Purchase Approved No matter how much it could help, no matter how big the potential efficiencies or cost savings, if you hope to get your proposal software purchase approved you must carefully evaluate and present the costs and benefits to those who control the purse strings. Read this article for some tips.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Applied to Proposal Software Most people look for proposal software by writing down every feature they can think of in a “wish list” and then surveying software packages for those features. But there is a better way to understand your proposal software needs...